Himeji-jo is one of the most iconic castles in Japan and is also listed on Unesco’s World Heritage Sites.
It is one of the few Japanese castles with both its exterior and interior intact, like Matsue-jo!
Until recently, I had only caught a (very!) brief glance of it from the bullet train.
I’ve really wanted to visit it since it reopened in March of 2015, after undergoing extensive restoration, to see it in all its sparklingly white glory.
Although it was very hot, it was thrilling to slip back in time at this beautiful castle.
What a charming princess and fearsome lord!😉